Powerthirst is an extreme advertisement created by the Canadian comedy group Picnicface for a fictional energy drink with the same name. It is best known for comically over-the-top sales pitches including “it gives you menergy.”
The comedy troupe Picnicface uploaded a commercial for Powerthirst on May 28th, 2007. In the four and a half years since it was uploaded, the video has been viewed on YouTube over 24 million times. Narrated by comedian Mark Little, the video goes into hyperbolic detail about how the drink will make you “uncomfortably energetic,” allowing you to do such things as vomit a wedding and have 400 babies.
Three days after the original YouTube upload, the video was posted on CollegeHumor, where it was shared on Facebook over 3500 times. On June 2nd, it was shared on I Am Bored and three days after, it was posted to the Break. Later that month, it was shared on poeTV and on the 16th, the first YTMND of the commercial was made. Powerthirst was added to Urban Dictionary on June 21st, 2007. The next month, a soundboard of clips was created, which now has over 13,000 views.
After the success of the first video, a second commercial was made for CollegeHumor, receiving over 13 million views between October 30th, 2007 and February 2012. The final installment was uploaded on May 4th, 2010 but only received 2 million views.